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So yeah, they absolutely nailed Gwen Stacy, So curious to see more Lizard...

Hey folks, Harry here...  so they released a pair of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN featurettes and the first focuses upon Gwen & Peter, their chemistry and dynamic - and yeah, they got the exact right Gwen Stacy. Holy shit.   She's just...  wow.   Her hair, her makeup and her outfits all scream Gwen Stacy.   As much as I loved SPIDER-MAN for the action...  I don't know.   I think I kind of learned how to fall in love with someone through Ditko, Romita & Lee's issues.   The reason I loved Peter as a character wasn't because he was bitten by a radioactive spider.   It was because he desperately did not want to be alone.   He was phobic of failing his family and friends.   He could never show off personally because he had 2 tons of humility dripping down upon him.   Peter Parker was a good boy.   He had a good soul.   He would question doing the right thing, but then do it anyway.   He wasn't a natural alpha male.  But you take his face away, even if he didn't particularly look bad.   His drawn self had loads of charisma.   Parker's hangups were between his years and in his cobwebbed wallet.   But when Peter had a girl to woo, it was painful.   He actually had girls crushing on him, but he could never see it.  He wasn't the sort to see it.   Peter Parker felt real to me.  

I read those issues, the original run when I was about to graduate from Junior High to my Freshman year of High School.  I found it helped enormously.   I read some of the issues 5 and 6 times.   That's why, when a friend of mine who saw THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN told me that he was absolutely positive that I was going to flip for it.   I started getting really excited.

These two featurettes have gone to just increase that confidence in the film.   THE LIZARD featurette even has THE LIZARD talking.  Intelligently.  Fucking Yes.

Can not wait to see more!   Here ya go...

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  • June 14, 2012, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Still Not Convinced...

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...dunno. Nothing I've seen from this impresses me.

  • June 14, 2012, 12:36 a.m. CST


    by Simpsonian

  • June 14, 2012, 12:36 a.m. CST

    And I'm backing HD-DVD...

    by voxmortis

  • June 14, 2012, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Just fell asleep there for a second.....

    by smitme

    Man fuck this shit! fucking reboots..... what in ten years we will have avenger reboot? booo hiss tomatoes thrown

  • June 14, 2012, 12:43 a.m. CST


    by smitme

  • June 14, 2012, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Like to see Iron Man tease him for it.

    by UltraTron

  • June 14, 2012, 12:48 a.m. CST

    I'm Gwen Stacy...

    by BeMoreFunny

    and I just looooove SCIENCE!! Tee hee hee! Science is sooo suuuuuuuuper fun! Ugh. And does the villain really have to 'not really be a villain,' but just a fucking 'misunderstood guy'? Enough with that conflicted horseshit, just make the villain a villain! Complicated villains aren't interesting, it takes away from the hero's arc! Just make this fucking movie about Spider-Man! Not his dumb dead parents, not his misunderstood almost-villain, ugh.

  • June 14, 2012, 1 a.m. CST

    Old shit man, old shit

    by DirtyWookie

    Jesus Harry, these have. Even out for a week already. Still, I'm looking forward to taking my 7 year old to watch it!!!

  • June 14, 2012, 1:02 a.m. CST

    So basically, Spider Man talks to and fights a naked, green scaly Voldemort.

    by ShamelessElitist

    Fuck this movie.

  • June 14, 2012, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Spidercrier. He uses salty tears to stun opponents eyes

    by UltraTron

  • June 14, 2012, 1:10 a.m. CST

    if it's not Toby, It's..

    by intheyear2525


  • June 14, 2012, 1:11 a.m. CST

    I Don't Think I Can Tolerate Garfield

    by THX1968

    His voice particularly bugs me, and his douchey portrayal of Parker isn't helping. The costume still blows. Another origin story, this one tinged with pre-destiny (not good). I really don't know about this flick. I hope it's good and Garfield wins me over, but right now the view is bleak.

  • June 14, 2012, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Wow, what a long, meandering intro

    by Bass Ackwards

    for what is a pretty boring talking heads promo piece

  • June 14, 2012, 1:24 a.m. CST


    by doom master

    This movie is SO BLATANT with their remake intentions and its only been 5 years since Spiderman 3 hit theaters that it's pathetic. Honestly...We know what Spiderman does...We know how he ticks... We dont need to see another goddamn origin story that retardedly tries to create a 4th movie at the same time by finally telling the Lizard storyline that Raimi kept hinting at. I dont care about Spiderman anymore.

  • June 14, 2012, 1:31 a.m. CST

    If Andrew Gayrfield is atractive

    by Lourdes Galan

    I am Galactus, ja,ja

  • June 14, 2012, 1:31 a.m. CST

    I completely disagree with the "nained it" opionion...

    by daggor

    Oh... it's Harry. This is some payola stuff. Garfield is going to make a lousy Peter Parker, and Emma Stone, as we all know, WOULD have been a great Mary Jane. The FX clip with the: "we had to figure out the jaw/how he could talk " is more bullshit. They can explain all they want, but a long snout Lizard could have worked. You just fake it when you don't want him to talk like a Muppet. It's CGI for chrissake.

  • June 14, 2012, 1:31 a.m. CST

    spiderman vs the Lizard

    by doom master


  • June 14, 2012, 1:33 a.m. CST

    The main reason I was contemplating seeing this was for the 3D...

    by AttackingClone

    but after seeing the trailer in 3D with Prom. it didn't really impress me much, too much fast camera movement which made the image blurry. Kinda over 3D, though I still may give this a shot in 2D.

  • No matter how much they might nail certain aspects of it, the film just can't shake the aroma of an unnecessary, business-based decision. Rebooting this series so quickly, with a cast that will be fairly unrecognizable to most people, just has an air of desperation about it, inherently. This will be a financial success (helped by GI Joe bailing out), but it won't be a "something special " success. Because it's not a "something special" project. It's just another Spidey film that doesn't really have much justification for itself.

  • June 14, 2012, 1:36 a.m. CST

    How can a movie with such good casting

    by Cameron

    still look so bad. Whatever. I'll still probably hit the midnight showing.

  • June 14, 2012, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Not getting the hate...

    by Daremo

    I think it looks great. I'm looking forward to the reboot as well.

  • June 14, 2012, 1:39 a.m. CST

    And the Lizard talking looks terrible. Really terrible.

    by kevred

    I watched this expecting to be impressed. But it's mediocre by all standards. A sort of uptight English accent coming out of the Lizard's face? No, no, no! The Lizard is a savage beast with only the slightest glimmer of Connors or his mind showing through at times, and even then mostly not by what he does or says, but what he chooses not to do. It's all the more annoying for how close they got to getting it right. A real lizard facial structure with a savage, hissing voice, and they have it. As it is, they crashed and burned just short of the finish.

  • June 14, 2012, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Harry is clearly on Sony's payroll

    by Rupee88

    I'm not saying that's bad as Harry's gotta eat but there's no way he really likes what he has seen of this shit movie....just no way. I have too much respect for Harry's level of intelligence to believe that for a second.

  • June 14, 2012, 1:49 a.m. CST

    When I look at Andrew Garfield all I can see is Anthony Perkins

    by harryknowlesnothingaboutfilm

  • June 14, 2012, 1:50 a.m. CST


    by MrDexter

    "I think I kind of learned how to fall in love with someone through Ditko, Romita & Lee's issues" saddest thing I've read on the world wide web today

  • June 14, 2012, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Reminds me of this sites John Carter coverage

    by Bass Ackwards

    Its not just saying, oh here's a neat feature. Its seeing a boring featurette that's mostly talking heads but probably less then 30 seconds of actual new footage, and then writing this meandering love letter and talking about how they nailed it, based on almost nothing. Same thing AICN was doing with John Carter, every time an ad got regurgitated in some there'd be someone to make a mountain out of the molehill, "I can't believe how good this movie looks the more I see of it!!!" (it got to a point where they were lauding youtube videos). Its just such an off-putting way to hype up movies.

  • What a potential mind blower that would be haha.. Forever out there looking for her one & only Peter Parker (c'mon, there's gotta be a Parker family out there with balls enough when the mother shoots a male out here vajayjay)

  • June 14, 2012, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Yeah, I love science too

    by MooseMalloy

  • June 14, 2012, 2:10 a.m. CST

    He looks like Lizard Man from He-Man.

    by SunTzu77

    It was my first thought when I viewed this snippet.

  • June 14, 2012, 2:11 a.m. CST

    This film will suck cock like a $10 whore!



  • Like S-M3. Yeah that was a really really GREAT movie wasn't it? Too bad Raimi didn't get to make 4, eh? With the Vultress rather than this reboot that actually has more in common with the comic than the previous trilogy. Oh, and can someone tell me what the proper number of years you are supposed to wait to reboot a movie series? Especially one that makes as much money as the Spider-Man ones? Guess you will all be bitching again when the BATMAN REBOOT SLATED FOR 2015 comes out in 3 YEARS, eh? Can you lame asses that have nothing to do but bitch about reboots, and how much Raimi would have done a great S-M4 can kindly fuck to the off? Your hero has moved on, to what... OH YEAH, He's REBOOTING EVIL DEAD, and POLTERGEIST! SHOULD BE GREAT! NO PROBLEMS WITH THAT! EH? I will end this little rant by saying you KNOW you're going to see this! You know it's going to make BUCKETS OF MONEY! So you might as well shut up.

  • June 14, 2012, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Still looks like garbage

    by genrefanboy

    I mean nothing to date shown/known is a game changer everyone knows Sony had to go the reboot route when Raimi said he wanted more time & Maguire just backed his buddy up after the Spiderman3 disaster where the studio tinkered too much & ruined the film for most fans. This movie will be a financial disaster & rightly so. Garfield is horribly miscast & has the most awful fake american accent you cannot believe there were not several US actors who would have been available & more suitable. Sony should have dubbed his voice with an american to make it sound convincing. Expect the studio plants to be out in force this time (more than they were with Prometheus (probably the same PR company employs them all I guess!!). IMdb has 1 fake review already which is light on detail but high on praise (yeah right really you don't say!!). This has tested very poorly to date a few months ago Sony recut the movie & put back 30 mins then the test screening scores were even worse.........that tells you just how badly this has been produced behind the scenes. No amount of fake PR work can save it. When the dust settles perhaps Raimi/Maguire could be given 1 last chance & pots of money to go out in style.

  • I am not saying it is the case, just that it blatantly looks that way. Also, you are probably not much different in taste from the majority of the talk backers, and although there seem to be a large majority not sharing your views (save for the usual green aliens also known as P.L.A.N.T.S) , you keep finding little angles that you kind of sort of can't wait to see in this film. Just saying.

  • June 14, 2012, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Nope, still not feeling it

    by i_got_worms

  • June 14, 2012, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Harry you are a true


    Comic book fan, i just don't understand all the hate for this film, The portrayal of Parker/Spidey in this film from what we have seen so far is INFINITLEY better than what Raimi and Toby gave us. I'm Calling it right now, this will be the best Spidey flick yet.

  • June 14, 2012, 3:02 a.m. CST

    I realize it is nitpicky.


    He's just a bit too.....tall to be PP.

  • June 14, 2012, 3:03 a.m. CST

    I find myself looking forward to this more than Dark Knight Rises

    by heyoucantlaughatthat

    There. I said it. If you're not sold on this movie by now you probably never will be. Spider-man 3 came out 5 years ago and was steeped in mediocrity, a lot of it felt like it came from the bizarro universe. Looking forward to TDKR too, but it's going to be 3 hours long, and you know 80% of the movie is going to be about as heavy as a fucking divorce deposition hearing. I think this looks fun and I'm excited to see the way they do all the cool aerial combat. I seriously think the Avengers changed the way I think superhero movies should be made. To be fair, Batman's a much darker, grounded and layered character than most of the Avengers. But this looks like a movie that's going to know how to have a little fun. Skeptical about tinkering with the origin (Uncle Ben better be dead by the time he puts that costume on) and I wish they didn't make Parker skateboard. But other than that, I'm interested to see where it goes.

  • June 14, 2012, 3:04 a.m. CST

    It def a step in the right direction!

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    How big a step we'll see. Really starting to look forward to this.

  • June 14, 2012, 3:15 a.m. CST

    This looks terrible

    by Winston Smith

    My least anticipated major film of Summer 2012. Like, unless this gets stellar reviews, I ain't seeing it, just like I never saw Wolverine or Green Lantern.

  • June 14, 2012, 3:24 a.m. CST

    Looks OK, but does all action have to take place at night?

    by dozzie81

  • June 14, 2012, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Garfield's hair is so big hahahaha

    by Talkbacker with no name

    I love it

  • June 14, 2012, 4:09 a.m. CST

    @dozzie81 I imagine because Parker is in HS during the day.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • June 14, 2012, 4:12 a.m. CST

    this movie looks like the Spiderman comics i read as a kid

    by antonphd

    even with the addition of some parent mystery it seems like a better adaptation then the other 3 movies

  • June 14, 2012, 4:15 a.m. CST

    Garfield is a side-ways change...

    by KGB3317

    ...from Tobey, but Emma is HOT. Either way, this is a CASH-GRAB to not lose the don't look for anything too ground-breaking.

  • June 14, 2012, 4:49 a.m. CST

    I'm flip-floppin here!

    by kubricksnutsack

    First I didn't like it. Then the recent trailer made me stop and re-evaluate my opinion with its non-cgi web-swinging action. Now I am back to the "WTF is this garbage?" with these clips of their actual performance. It feels so stilted between the two leads - no chemistry at all. And don't get me started on The Human Brussel Sprout...I mean, the Lizard.

  • June 14, 2012, 4:50 a.m. CST

    Overheard in line for "Prometheus"....

    by Kirbymanly

    I spent half of my time in line for "Prometheus" this past weekend listening to some idiot try to impress his date with his "in the know"-ness about this film. Based on the conversation (mostly monologue), he obviously worked for Sony in some capacity and had the following to say: "The movie just doesn't know what it is. It's this serious drama but then it's this lame comedy, sort of, and then science and The Lizard is thrown in too. It's all over the place."

  • June 14, 2012, 4:50 a.m. CST

    The reason it's being rebooted...

    by 11dayempire

    Whinging 40something fanboys may not have noticed the passage of time, but the first Sam Raimi Spider-Man film came out in 2001. That means that the 10-year-olds who are the natural audience for Spider-Man WERE NOT BORN when the last retelling of the origin story came out. Whereas the fanboys were in their 20s or 30s. Well, sorry guys, but the films aren't really being made for you, they have to capture a new audience – and that means rebooting the films periodically to reacquaint people with the origin.

  • June 14, 2012, 5:17 a.m. CST

    "they absolutely nailed Gwen Stacy"

    by buggerbugger

    Yeah, they totally got her manvoice pitch perfect. I always imagined that she had one of those husky manvoices when she was dancing around in her go-go boots. Nailed Gwen Stacy my fucking arse.

  • June 14, 2012, 5:19 a.m. CST


    by Kirbymanly

    Hahahaha! Funniest post I've ever seen on this site!

  • See, that's what DVDs of 'old' movies are for...

  • June 14, 2012, 5:27 a.m. CST

    11dayempire -- biggest plant Sony suit motherfucker on the planet

    by American Mythos

    Sorry, but defending reboots as a business strategy -- that's such a cynically lame approach to "creativity." It lacks imagination and taste. Fuckers like you should be ashamed to breathe you intellectually stifled cockmunch. So basically you're saying, since Iron Man came out in 2007, we should only have five more years before the sake of business necessitates a reboot. Fuck off you sad, hollow, ineffectual, oxygen-deprived nimrod. People like you are ruining film.

  • June 14, 2012, 5:37 a.m. CST

    Fuck this remake shit!!

    by CallMeSNAKEimeanPLISKEN

    and FUCK JAY LEN........OH never mind.

  • June 14, 2012, 5:54 a.m. CST

    Why the hate? Thats easy.

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Some fanboys is getting scared shitless that the ASM is gonna surpassed the DKR in terms of quality and profit. Not only that but they're fucking scared because so far REAL people who don't spend their time on messageboards seem to be more excited for this "reboot" than for the final chapter of DKR. Also as good as the Batman Begin and TDK was ok. Those films were ground too much in "Nolan reality" and The Avengers proved fanboys have grown tired of that aspect. Nolan Batman have taken away from some of Bats memorable villians because of it. And the fan of seeing Bats truly in action because Nolan fighting choregraph are the sucked. SpiderMan looks more colorful than DKR. Its looks to have more action. And it just looks as fun as The Avengers. This is where some of the hate the fanboys are too scared to admit. As for the others? They are worthless db!

  • June 14, 2012, 5:58 a.m. CST

    I'm waiting for a title change.

    by Michael Edwards

    They need to just call it The Amazing Spider-Man Takes His Mask Off. I swear, it seems like 80% of the trailers, tv spots, etc show him without it.

  • June 14, 2012, 6 a.m. CST

    Minimum reboot time - 15 years.

    by FluffyUnbound

    There, I gave you a number. Happy? The only time this rule can be violated is in the case of an extraordinary failure in the FIRST movie in a series. They can reboot Green Lantern in less than 15 years if they want. But when a franchise has been successfully (creatively and financially) filmed, the minimum reboot time is 15 years. And yeah, if they reboot Batman three years after Bale and Nolan leave they'll get a great big Meh from me and I won't go see it.

  • June 14, 2012, 6:02 a.m. CST

    15 years from the last film in a series, BTW.

    by FluffyUnbound

    Just to make sure nobody tries to sneak in a 'Well that means they can reboot Harry Potter any day now' by doing the math from the first film.

  • June 14, 2012, 6:03 a.m. CST

    hey 11dayempire, we should reboot the Wizard of OZ

    by Skankardly

    I mean it's been almost 75 years. That means that the 10-year-olds who are the natural audience for (insert movie that doesn't need to be remade) WERE NOT BORN. stupidest fucking argument i've ever heard. creativity in Hollywood is dead. that's why they remake everything. cunt - "you know what would be a good idea?" dumber cunt - "no what?" cunt - "we should have Adam Sandler remake The Longest Yard!" dumber cunt - "what's that? cunt - "A movie I heard about once that Adam Sandler says he wants to remake!" dumber cunt - "good idea Mr. Sandler."

  • June 14, 2012, 6:06 a.m. CST

    And just so you know...

    by FluffyUnbound

    ...I thought BATMAN BEGINS was too soon, too, and didn't see it in the theatre. I only got sucked in once it became apparent that Nolan had gone in such a different direction that he had justified his untimely reboot. What's different enough and special enough about this film to creatively justify it? Nothing that I have seen so far.

  • June 14, 2012, 6:25 a.m. CST

    Not feeling it

    by smudgewhat

    I'll be surprised if it does well.

  • complicated villains are not interesting? Now THAT is hilarious. The hate here knows no bounds... not logic, not taste, nothing stops it. The hate here IS the uncomplicated, simple villain.

  • June 14, 2012, 6:53 a.m. CST

    I am Jack's uncomplicated, simple villain.

    by Skankardly

    good stuff gotik.

  • June 14, 2012, 7:03 a.m. CST

    These talkbacks are beginning to look like parodies of themselves.

    by Gabe Athouse

    Luckily, all of your snotty, useless opinions are completely irrelevant to the success of anything. I like all the differences I've seen between this and the Raimi movies. I'm optimistic. Die, fanboys.

  • June 14, 2012, 7:08 a.m. CST

    I respect everyone's right to an opinion and all but...

    by iamatroll

    Maybe actually SEEING the finished work first before deciding whether it's crap or not might be an option, no? at least it is for me. a bunch of my friends love to rag on this forthcoming Spider-Man epic, "man this is gonna suck" "looks like crap" "i ain't seein' this shit," etc. I stand apart from them. Let's give this rendition of the web slinger it's day in court at least before we pronounce it guilty of poor quality. but that's just me...

  • June 14, 2012, 7:10 a.m. CST


    by Chairman_Kaga

    "The Amazing Contractual Obligation To Retain The Rights-Man"

  • June 14, 2012, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Somebody's Jacked it to Gwen :-)

    by LizardMan

  • I never was a fan of Mary Jane like that. And even more so with Dunst. I never brought that love story, and the chemistry between her & Maguire just didn't work for me. But even though I'm apprehensive as hell about this new flick. I'm really feeling the chemistry between these two characters.

  • June 14, 2012, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Yep, I'm still NOT going to see this in theaters!

    by Just_Some_Guy

    I'll rent it at Redbox for a dollar!

  • June 14, 2012, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Mildly encouraged

    by Wcwlkr

    I loved the original triology especially Spider-Man 2 which was freaking great. But I will say the villains had been lacking a little. I thought Dafoe was good, and Molina freaking great. But 3's villains were severely lacking. The Lizard feature there has me mildly encouraged. But the true dream would be for Marvel Studios to get there character back. Yet that dream has died so I say let's just hope this is good. The only thing that's worrying me even more though is his motivation to actually become Spider-Man.

  • June 14, 2012, 7:30 a.m. CST


    by Astronut

    This has a really bad vibe. It's just so... mediocre. It's not the film we wanted OR the film we need right now. (tomatoes and an old shoe thrown)

  • June 14, 2012, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Is anyone concerned about the lack of Uncle Ben & Aunt May

    by Wcwlkr

    Don't get me wrong I hated Aunt May in the Comics. I could do without her, I love that Dan Slott moved her to Boston on his run. But I'm getting worried that even though we all know Peter's origin. I'm concerned that they'll either gloss over Uncle Ben's death or ignore it all together. I mean that's who taught him "With Great Power, there's Great Responsibility." So if they ignore that or just gloss over it I'll be luck fuck this version. You don't have to have him wrestling or anything like that but you have to have him fail to do something and that coming back to bite him in the ass. Thus teaching him to be a hero. If they fail to do that than they've failed to nail Spider-Man.

  • June 14, 2012, 7:38 a.m. CST

    I grow excited

    by sai_justin

  • June 14, 2012, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Spider Man XXX They Nailed Gwen Stacy

    by harryknowlesnothingaboutfilm

  • June 14, 2012, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Will she be a complete fucking bitch like MJ was in Spider-Man 3?

    by Dead_Kate_Moss

    Hated that more than the other dumb stuff in that movie.

  • June 14, 2012, 7:44 a.m. CST

    @fluffyunbound, I would amend that rule...

    by Andrew

    The ONLY time you can reboot a movie if it meets one of these criteria: [1.] The previous film(s) were complete shit [Green Lantern, Fantastic Four, both Hulks, 1989 Captain America, etc] [2.] The previous films were not in line with the source material [Burton Batman franchise, Wolverine] [3.] The franchise gets destroyed by later sequels [X-men, Superman] All that said, Spiderman either fits into the 1st or 3rd category, depending on your tastes. But, nevertheless, deserves a proper reboot.

  • June 14, 2012, 7:46 a.m. CST

    ...and therefore Batman should never be rebooted

    by Andrew

  • June 14, 2012, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Yup, they nailed Gwen Stacy

    by Nigel_Coolbeard

    They totally captured her scientist role perfectly...wait, what? Also, I'm tired of lame writing that has people "interested in science." That's fucking vague. Like, he's into geology? Biology? Geneology? Psychology? Chemistry? Botany? Astronomy? What the fuck "science" are you into, Peter?

  • As others have alluded to, it seems a very strange thing to do to complain and whine about a film you are so obsessed with. There are plenty of films I don't care about, and so I don't bother reading about them, and don't care to comment on them. The films I'm interested in, or the franchises I'm invested in, I make comments about. I don't understand this immature mentality of obsessing over a movie, saying anything you can think of to suggest it's bad, yet will still go and see it. If dumb popcorn Hollywood movies aren't your thing, fine, there are plenty of foreign films, movies more grounded in reality, with deeper, more serious subject matters. There are films for everyone, and if this Spiderman movie upsets you so deeply, it's time to move on and invest your energy in one you may enjoy.

  • June 14, 2012, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Prediction: Under perform

    by Shaun1138

    This film will under perform at the box office. Reboot is just to soon, and I am not convinced bobble head was the right choice for the role.

  • What a wicked way to make a bootleg!

  • June 14, 2012, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Looks a trillion times better than the last 3 movies.

    by Andrew

  • June 14, 2012, 8:09 a.m. CST

    The Amazing Cash Grab Bobble-Head Crying Swinging Man.

    by UltraTron

  • In the original comics, was Batman created by the League of Shadows? Did Joker create Two-Face? Didn't think so. That doesn't make Nolan's films bad, but the idea that they're more faithful to the comics is a fallacy.

  • June 14, 2012, 8:11 a.m. CST

    It'll do "batman begins" business. Good for a reboot.

    by knowthyself

    Then the sequel will use Venom and Carnage in order to do TDK business.

  • June 14, 2012, 8:19 a.m. CST


    by Sandy

    Where's the second one, Harry?

  • June 14, 2012, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Never mind...

    by Sandy

    I didn't realize I had to go watch the blasted thing in order to see both. I assumed they were silly of me.

  • June 14, 2012, 8:21 a.m. CST

    LOL, ultratron

    by Astronut

  • June 14, 2012, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Venom and Carnage

    by Pete Michaelson

    are awful villains and should be avoided in the films like the plague. The symbiotes origins are just barely tolerable in a comic book, there's no way to properly transfer that to film and I think that the abortion that is Spider-Man 3 proved that.

  • June 14, 2012, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Looks good but..................

    by Kendel Houts

    My guess on this one, is that the suits took Sam Raimi's ideas for this one. My guess is, this would have been Raimi's 4th film, had he not had to comporomise and add Venom to the last one. That movie was a mess because of the Venom story line. Maybe it would have been Sand Man and the Lizard instead? But I like the new casting of Gwen Stacy, Emma Stone rocks. Not sure the rest of it needed to be recast. Especially the actor they already had in place to be the Lizard. I was looking forward to seeing him Lizard our as it were. Im' sure he was too. Ill see it, but just for Emma Stone, who is turning out to be quite the actress.

  • Nolan has clearly read Year One, Long Halloween, and (from the looks of it) Knightfall. Tim Burton and Joel Shoemacher apparently just watched Alan West movies. Being true to the source material doesn't mean you have to have a Watchmen frame by frame reproduction (though I am someone who loved Snyder's Watchmen). However, it does mean that you should understand who the characters are - something Nolan clearly does. Jack Nicholson acting like Jack Nicholson in clown make-up does not equal Joker

  • June 14, 2012, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Sorry, that should be "Adam" West

    by Andrew

  • June 14, 2012, 8:53 a.m. CST


    by dukeroberts

    Peter cried alot in Spider-Man 3.

  • June 14, 2012, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Harry you saw Ghost Rider 3 times

    by ZOMBRE

  • June 14, 2012, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Sorry, Harry, this looks like a steaming pile of dog shit.

    by bat725

    Fuck Sony. Amazing Spider-Man doesn't exist in this dojo.

  • June 14, 2012, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Early reviews are mixed

    by FlyingToupee

  • June 14, 2012, 9:12 a.m. CST

    How could anyone thing this looks bad?

    by nyjman8028

    I am a huge cinefile and everything about this looks damn good. I can't believe how many people are bad mouthing this movie. The script already sounds a hell of a lot better than anything from the Raimi Spider Man movies. I personally can't wait for this reboot. It was needed after the bad taste left from Spider Man 3, which is actually one of the worst films I think I have ever seen.

  • June 14, 2012, 9:12 a.m. CST

    *think, not thing

    by nyjman8028

  • June 14, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Lizard still needs a lab coat

    by Gregorso

    Sorry, I know it isn't rational, but without the coat, he's just another CGI monster. And it would be great if Gwen wore her hair band.

  • June 14, 2012, 9:21 a.m. CST


    by dozzie81

    Which is a fair enough logical (facetious) answer. But this is a superhero movie, logic doesn't apply. I want to *see* Spidey do his thing, not squint through the murk on the off chance of spotting something cool.

  • June 14, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST

    someone sent Harry a shiny pair of silver Spidey-sneakers

    by Richard

  • I enjoyed Avengers but the citizens are just scurrying extras. I know these guys have their own personal issues, but it shouldn't be at the expense of the reason they are doing what they do in the first place: to protect the public good. Spiderman 1 and 2 may not be perfect films, but they were succesful in creating a populated world for the hero and villian to engage with. To me, the subway scene in SM2 exemplifies the heart and soul of a superhero film, and what's lacking in so many others.

  • June 14, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Jean Grey also became Dr Jean Grey in the movies

    by Dead_Kate_Moss

  • June 14, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST


    by theplant


  • June 14, 2012, 9:47 a.m. CST


    by theplant


  • June 14, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST


    by theplant


  • June 14, 2012, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Pass Me Whatever Harry is On

    by A-COD

    I hope I find some joys here, I just see a perfunctory reboot. The scuttlebutt is that there is no way Webb comes back for Spidey 2, that is always a great sign.

  • June 14, 2012, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Yay, Harry must have finally gotten his toys from this.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • June 14, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST

    I think it looks great

    by RocketFuckingMan

    Spiderman himself looks miles better when he is crawling,swinging etc. Never like Rami's version so hope this is more like it.

  • You mention how they nailed the character, but then proceed to just give details about her looks. Getting the look right is important, sure, but why then when you mention Peter/Spidey, do you go into *WHY* the character resonates for you? Why not talk about why the Gwen character works for you too - as your title implies? Or is it just about putting a pretty face in the right hair colour and the right bra (not that I'm complaining about boobies - but I was actually wanting to read *WHY* they got Gwen right)? Oh well. I'm not seeing this until it hits Netflix anyway. And ... well, frankly, I hardly ever agree with Harry's opinions... so I guess my post is as pointless as Harry's "article" Hehe... Ah well.

  • June 14, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    lizards voice is lame. needs more hissssssss.

    by vulturess

    so he can say things ssssssoon i will sssssteal your ssssspanx, sssssssssspiderman.

  • June 14, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I'm in for this movie. But what's with the 25 year old high school students?

    by Emperor_was_a_jerk

  • June 14, 2012, 10:29 a.m. CST

    kremzeek: could it be the because he hasn't seen the movie yet?

    by Emperor_was_a_jerk

    Hard to judge a character on anything but a superficial level if he hasn't actually seen the movie and the character in action yet.

  • June 14, 2012, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Her HAIR, her MAKEUP and her OUTFITS all SCREAM: Gwen Stasaaaaaaayyyy!!!

    by HelveticaConspiracy

    Bwahahahahahahaha!!!! Harry, you're so FIERCE, gurlfriend!! I can just see you, now, like a giant fairy, sprinkling yer fairy dust all over us this morning! But, seriously: PLANT!

  • I don't care what they play or of its "realistic" (it's a freaking movie about a dude with spider powers for gods sake), pack my movies full of young, hot babes. If I'm paying $15 to see these stupid movies at least they can do is give me some pretty eye candy. Don't give me any of that "but they are not right for the part" bulshit. We aren't talking about Citizen Kane or Schindler's List for Christ sake. These are freaking popcorn movies with 'splosions and sper powers. Sometimes the right person for the part is the hot chick.

  • I'm just not interested in this movie, and Spidey is my favorite hero of all time.

  • OK, then. Maybe I ought to just go around and leave messages on forums for films I'm not interested in watching... just so everyone knows I don't want to watch them!?!?

  • June 14, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Yes Hanyoyo, its called expressing my opinion on the movie

    by D.Vader

    I just haven't looked forward to this movie much at all, and the irony is that he's my favorite character. Get it?

  • She was a biochemistry major in the comics. However, she is best remembered for saying, "groovy" a lot while dancing in go-go boots and dying. I think I can speak for everyone when I say that it's best if we don't remember her for running off to Paris and giving Norman Osborne a pityfuck shortly before her death, giving birth to his superpowered rapid-growing Goblin twins and blahblahblahfuckyouJoeQuesadayoustupidfatcunt.

  • June 14, 2012, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Saw the 5 minute preview before Prometheus

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Looked about the same as the Raimi film, just with 3-D. Not sure that's worth 10 bucks plus in theaters for me.

  • June 14, 2012, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Two 28 Year Olds Having a Discussion in a High School Hallway

    by Read and Shut Up

    "...look you guys! Narcs!" I'm all for suspending disbelief - I mean, this IS about a guy in a unitard swinging in-between buildings on a string that he shoots from a wrist mechanism - but neither Gwen nor Parker look remotely like high-school kids.

  • June 14, 2012, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Please make Lizard/Spidey tie back to the Super Soldier Serum....

    by jimbojones123

    The greatest thing about the Ultimate universe is that it is all based on Captain America.

  • June 14, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Lizard looks awful

    by marineboy

    Sorry, just cringed listening to his line "we can save them"

  • June 14, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    "neither Gwen nor Parker look remotely like high-school kids."

    by buggerbugger

    I think that's a big part of why people are mistaking Gwen for a scientist rather than a science student. At least I'm assuming they're mistaken. She's not an actual scientist in this thing, is she?

  • June 14, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Still on the subject of Gwen:

    by buggerbugger

    I bet she wears her lab coat longer than the Lizard does. Heh.

  • June 14, 2012, 11:30 a.m. CST

    I want to...

    by The_Smirking_Revenge this movie, I really do. I'm a huge Spidey fan, but this is just ridiculous. Studios tend to over-hype movies when they're unsure how it will be received, or they're flat-out worried it'll bomb. I honestly can't remember the last time there was a film that had this many teasers, trailers, TV spots, featurettes, etc. And when they do shit like this, it's hard not to feel like I'm being suckered. Having said that, I'll see this movie out of pure morbid curiosity... Like when you feel the urge to look at the bloody accident on the side of the road. You know you shouldn't, but you can't help yourself. I really hope I'm wrong... Marvel needs to get back their flag-ship character. This is like DC not owning Superman.

  • June 14, 2012, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Denis Leary is going to be the best thing in the film...

    by Disgruntled_Chinaman

  • And as much as I think it was stupid to put a flagship franchise in the hands of a director who only directed one small indie film prior, if this fails it will not be Webb's fault, who can blame him for taking the gig, but the idiot producers who hired him solely based on the fact that his last name is Webb.

  • June 14, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    read and shut up

    by wcolbert

    to be fair, I'm the same age and I am routinely mistaken for being 18 or 19. If I put on some douchey kiddy clothes and walked down the hall of a high school, I'd fit right in. Age isn't an issue in acting so long as you look like what you're selling - and for a lot of people, they simply dont look very different at all in their 20's than they do in their late teens. What bothers me about this movie isn't that it looks terrible - it is just clearly being made because they couldnt or wouldnt get Tobey back and had to fulfill a contractual obligation to keep the rights. And also...Tobey wasn't exactly 16 in the first movie, either. The fact of the matter is, it is much easier to find a 20-something actor who doesnt suck balls than it is to find some kid who has any kind of acting chops. Most child actors suck.

  • Just say'n :p

  • June 14, 2012, 11:57 a.m. CST

    No interest. In an Amazing Spider-Man film . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . I keep repeating it and rereading it. Just can't believe it.

  • June 14, 2012, 12:04 p.m. CST

    How do we explain this collective feeling?

    by knowthyself

    That something is OFF about this Spiderman movie.

  • June 14, 2012, 12:09 p.m. CST

    I agree, knowthyself . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . USUALLY, where there's smoke there's fire...but I have to mention that I once though Batman Begins looked to be idiotic . . .

  • June 14, 2012, 12:21 p.m. CST

    I will see this movie opening weekend...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...because I have a ten year old son who has an insatiable appetite for bragging rights with his friends. Can't imagine that I wouldn't wait for video otherwise.

  • Who wants to bet?

  • just the monikers cry of green! Look for one sentence monikers, one time only comments in all Spiderman tbacks, fun game. Definite proof that plants are not smart.

  • June 14, 2012, 12:28 p.m. CST

    I gotta admit...

    by Blue_Demon

    When I saw the trailer in the theater I liked it. I'll give this a shot. I also agree with the other talkbacker who said the lizard needs more hiss. "Ssssssooooo Ssssssspider mannnn, come to dieeee?" Remember Oliver Reed in GLADIATOR? Like that.

  • Drips with douche-ness.

  • June 14, 2012, 12:33 p.m. CST

    The Lizard's lisssp should be like Michael Palin in Life of Brian

    by SergeantStedenko

    Biggussssthhhh Dickussssthhhh!

  • True story.

  • June 14, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Nekkid lizard=Nipples on Batsuit=Flames on Optimus.

    by Stalkeye

    There, I said it.

  • June 14, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST


    by Chris

    Kids? If anything, I see kids praising this silly reboot, and adults skewering and mocking it. Your attempt to be insulting fails.

  • Loved Defoe's performance as Norman Osborn, but Goblin really had no purpose or motivation for being a villian other than taking revenge on Oscorp's Board of Directors. Trying to convince Spiderman to join him did not give the story any further momemtum. Don't get me started on Sandman and Venom who felt shoehorned at the last minute. Octavius' role as the tragic villian surpassed many Villian backstories I have seen from the Batman Movies. (Although it's a bit hard to top Devito's potrayal of The Penguin.) Sony should have just manned up and added more villians to the roster/film. How much can you do with a Lizard? Shit, The Fearful Symmetary Issues would have fared better than some Lizard guy who looks like one of those creatures from Land of the Lost.

  • Get it together, RoundTimbers.

  • June 14, 2012, 12:54 p.m. CST


    by Chris

    It's because people who follow movie news (uber nerds) understand that this film doesn't come from a good place, a place to entertain people, but rather comes from a place to make more money. If they didn't make this movie now they'd lose the rights to the characters, and all of us uber nerds know that and realize that making a film from that perspective sucks the soul and life out of the thing. On the other hand, you have the idiots who wouldn't know filet mignion from a McDonalds hamburger who will see any stupid CGI cluster fuck comic book movie that comes out. You see them on here defending this thing like they know it's going to be good. I'm not saying it's going to be complete and total shit, Lord knows it cannot be worse than Spider-Man 3 (or can it?) but I know that by making a film strictly from a standpoint to retain character rights is never a good thing. I probably won't see this in the theater, I'll more than likely just pay to see The Avengers again and sneak into Spidey afterwards.

  • Way to take it to the man. Of course, the fact that you'll still sit there and watch a movie you are going out of your way to lambaste kind of makes you a hypocrite, but whatever. I'll never understand the mentality of a person who hates something just to hate on it.

  • June 14, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST

    nothing worse than really fake news reporters

    by mr teaspoon

    Spider-Man 3 suffered from this as well, despite having an actual anchor reading the dialogue.

  • June 14, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    So here's how it works with Harry-

    by don

    DEFLECTION! If there's any aspect of a movie that's not working for the fans here comes Harry to ATTEMPT to channel attention towards something else! "You think the Lizards sucks?!! But gosh the costumes look dead on! This movie is gonna rock like, oh I don't know, chocolate vagina!!!" "I was talking to my good friends Sylvester Stallone and Guillermo Del Toro about this movie and we agree that Aunt May's voice is spot on!!" Bought and paid for!

  • ETA 2016-17. And I'll weep cuz it's Emma Stone playing her.

  • June 14, 2012, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Looking better and better...

    by thot

    ...with each release of footage. I really like the Raimi trilogy (yep, even pt. 3) and was quite skeptical of this reboot but I've got to admit it's looking damn good.

  • June 14, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST


    by Kremzeek

    He says that based on the featurettes they "absolutely nailed" the Gwen Stacy character... Ok... then how? Tell us how. And if the featurette isn't enough to go on... then why even type up this article in the first place? Makes no sense.

  • June 14, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST

    This SPIDERMAN looks better than the CGI fest of the other flicks.

    by Mike Soiseth

    This is a SPIDERMAN I grew up with, and the previews look fantastic. The previous movies were not bad at all, but this looks pretty...amazing!

  • June 14, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST


    by Chris

    I never said I hated the film, in fact to quote myself I said, "I'm not saying it's going to be complete and total shit, Lord knows it cannot be worse than Spider-Man 3 (or can it?) but I know that by making a film strictly from a standpoint to retain character rights is never a good thing." I'm not really certain how paying to see another movie and sitting through Spider-Man makes me a hypocrite. I'd rather pay to see a good movie and get what will probably be a crappy movie for free. I would imagine I'd be a hypocrite if I said something like, "Only idiots will sneak into a movie they think will suck by paying to see a BETTER movie, so I'm going to sneak into Spider-Man when I see The Avengers again." Perhaps it would be childish if I were doing it from a vindictive place in my heart, but I'm not... I just don't want to pay to see a 3D conversion that will probably suck? Hypocritical? Not really. You know what I'll never understand? Obnoxious uber geeks, much like yourself yourmomsbox3d, who have to be dicks on talkback threads in defense of shitty comic book movies. It's a movie, dude. You didn't write it, you didn't star in it or produce it, so don't act like a cunt toward someone for pointing out why so many people are ambivalent toward The Amazing Spider-Man. I raised a valid point about WHY so many people don't want to see this movie, or feel as though something is off about this movie, and along comes your dumb ass who feels the need to throw in his two cents like the retarded fanboy that he is. Maybe I'm wrong, though? Maybe you're not a complete fucking moron and our wires just got crossed. Perhaps I wasn't eloquent enough and you misunderstood me, and for that I apologize. Maybe next time I'll use simpler words for you and your like minded brethren.

  • June 14, 2012, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Please pass the Kool-Aid.

    by Triple_J_72

  • June 14, 2012, 2:21 p.m. CST


    by Chris

    You grew up with an emo Spider-Man swinging around when he's 30 pretending to be in highschool, with sneakers and a unitard, with an absurdly bad CG villain? I'm sorry, man... I grew up reading awesome Spider-Man comic books. I guess some of us have painful childhoods. :(

  • June 14, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST


    by Chris

    Because Harry is a geek and thought this looked cool? You can tell he was excited because he was in such a hurry to post it that he forgot how to use commas and proper grammar. Seriously though, how exactly did they nail Gwen Stacy? If I'm not mistaken, wasn't Gwen Stacy just a cute blonde high school chick that Peter Parker fell in love with, only for her life to be tragically cut short by the Green Goblin? I don't recall Gwen Stacy being a scientist or a science student studying genetics. Maybe I missed that issue?

  • Also Emma Stone was on Leno awhile back saying that there would be multiple films (read: probably 3) so the 2nd movie is gonna be a "placeholder" baddie, I'm thinkin' Kraven or Mysterio, and also introduce MJ, start hinting towards Osborn Golbin-ness. So that way they get more "original" villains in the series & space from Sam Raimi's Goblin. And the third movie is flat-out "the night Gwen Stacy died". Oh and bring back JK Simmons as JJJ! Toss in a throwaway line by JJ about "the Daily Bugle is eternal!" or something.

  • Gwen there's more wiggle room about being "true" to the comic since basically in about 100 issues she was defined as the blonde who wore the headband, was Pete's girlfriend, and then got killed. She was in college with Pete in sciences so one would assume she was smart. All they have to do to "nail" Gwen Stacy is make her nice & tragic. Not that hard to do.

  • because this is gonna tank. Killing off Stacy in this one would be a bold move, but I don't expect that from Sony.

  • June 14, 2012, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Kevred liked your post but GI JOE?

    by eman1111

    Saying the Spidey will be helped financialy because GI Joe bailed is pretty hilarious. GI Joe would have had no impact on Spidey box office, none whatsoever. It is a terrible franchise to begin with and the second movie looked horrible. Anytime I see anybody on this site praising GI Joe or getting excited about the second movie it just cracks me up. It's like getting excited when you get dog shit on your shoe.

  • June 14, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Difficult to get excited about this movie

    by eman1111

    Maybe the reboot is too early or maybe I am not excited that the main villain is the Lizard who I think is okay as a villain but not fantastic. Or maybe seeing another origin movie when this has already been established cinematically is just too much. However all that being said will still see the movie, lol.

  • June 14, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Magic Mike

    by bluesharpo

    This just in.........Magic Mike has just enough Tatum.

  • June 14, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Zombie, he'll make that decision for you.

    by FluffyUnbound

    Eventually one of those kids' movies advertised on Sprout will catch his attention, and he'll demand to see it. And even if it's HOP or something else horrific, you will bring him. He'll sit through half of it and then demand to leave. But shortly after THAT, he'll start to get the whole 'movie thing' and by the third or fourth 'Sprout movie' he'll sit through the entire running time. Once that happens you can think about something like AVENGERS III (extrapolating the date forward).

  • June 14, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST


    by YourMomsBox3D

    How is me throwing in my 10 cents any different from you doing so, albeit from a different standpoint? It's OK for you to trash the film on every board it has on this site, pointing out what you see as flaws or poor decision-making, but when I defend what I see, I become an uber-nerd cunt? Cool it with the name calling, internet tough guy. No need to get your Avengers underwear all bunched up because I called you out on your bullshit (and in a fairly respectful manner, I might add.) I am hardly a retarded fanboy. I like what I see so far out of this reboot and that's all there is to it. I love how anyone who wants to see this new Spider-Man is a blind obnoxious fanboy studio plant. I guess that makes you a Raimi-fellating blow hard, who is throwing the equivalent of a 4-year old temper tantrum in the cereal aisle. And yeah, if your gonna quote yourself, why not add in the part that stated: "I won't see this in the theater, but will probably just pay to see the Avengers again, and then sneak into Spider-Man afterwards." Saying you won't do something and then stating that you are, in fact, going to do it makes you a hypocrite. If you need the word further broken down for you, I invite you to visit Oh, and The Amazing Spider-Man is not a 3-D conversion. It was filmed in 3-D, with revolutionary cameras. Enjoy sneaking into the theater like a 12-year old in 1955, dipshit.

  • June 14, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Lizard talking looked like

    by rapscallion86


  • June 14, 2012, 5:20 p.m. CST

    "and yeah, they got the exact right Gwen Stacy."

    by Ozman X

    Shit like that makes me hate this site.

  • June 14, 2012, 5:40 p.m. CST

    well, so far, the early buzz on this movie...

    by Detached

    ... is VERY high. but then, that's from people who have actually *SEEN* the movie. it's not like the total geniuses here who know soooooo much about films.

  • Have you see the damn clips? The gal looks pretty much bang-on to the Romita / Alex Ross classic Gwen Stacy designs. Yeah, she dyes her hair red a lot but she's a natural blonde.

  • June 14, 2012, 6:28 p.m. CST

    I actuallty think Lizard looks good. sort of Ditko Lizard

    by chien_sale

  • June 14, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST

    What? Garfield as Spider-Man? What next? Odie as Batman?

    by jellypop


  • Sigh.

  • June 14, 2012, 7:13 p.m. CST

    that one time i ate harry's pussy

    by mick vance

    it tasted just like that old woman they brought into the morgue when i used to intern there...

  • June 14, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Didn't know Gwen needed Nailing

    by mistergreen

  • June 14, 2012, 7:24 p.m. CST

    At least The Lizard is acting on his moral convictions

    by drewlicious

    That's usually how a good mad scientist operates. They have a skewed perspective. Still not sure if I like seeing Peter Parker with this much inner turmoil. There is a such thing as being too troubled.

  • June 14, 2012, 8:58 p.m. CST

    This will be as good as...DAREDEVIL...


  • June 14, 2012, 8:59 p.m. CST

    THe Lizard looks like Grig from The Last Starfighter.....ROFL


  • June 14, 2012, 9:36 p.m. CST


    by Teddy Artery

    The character animation looks like Toy Story. Not at all subtle or refined like recent work from ILM and Weta.

  • June 14, 2012, 9:50 p.m. CST


    by Chris

    Lol! Don't get butt hurt dude,! You're the one who initially proved he has the reading comprehension skills of a second grader, and continues to prove it by quoting me in an attempt to somehow prove I'm wrong. No where in what I said does that make me a hypocrite. Again, it isn't hypocritical of me to say I'm going to pay to see The Avengers and sneak into The Amazing Spider-Man because I never said it's WRONG to sneak into movies. If I had said, "Hey, it's so wrong to sneak into a movie," and then said, "but I am going to sneak into The Amazing Spider-Man after I pay to see The Avengers," then I can totally understand where you are coming from... But I didn't. Also it's rather convenient of you to completely disregard WHY I said the movie looks off, probably because it is a valid reason to think the movie will suck. It's a rushed hack job to retain the rights to the character. That's it. All that being said, this is the only board I am making comments about this movie on, it isn't guiding my life and day as it apparently is yours. I'm not trolling every Amazing Spider-Man thread trying to get people to not see the movie. If you want to pay $13 to see something in 3D made simply to retain character rights, by all means, do so. So, in the end, you sir ARE a butt hurt fan boy who continues to be butt hurt by my insulting his stupidity and his obsessive need to defend a fucking movie. And honestly, you have to be stupid with comments like that about the Raimi movies. I mocked Spider-Man 3 in the post you took offense to, you jackass. Finally, when you tell people to not call other people names, then say they're throwing a fit like a "4 year old throwing a tantrum in a cereal aisle," along with other intelligent anecdotes, YOU come off looking like a hypocrite. See, the bigger man wouldn't have even attempted to insult me. Someone who ISN'T trying to be an insulting hypocrite would've said, "Sorry you feel that way, I think this movie will be good," and left it at that. But you sir? Your feelings are hurt. You want to make yourself feel better because someone mocked you for being a complete and total fucking moron, so you continue to troll. Epic fail.

  • June 14, 2012, 9:56 p.m. CST


    by Chris

    Oh I understand why you think I'm a hypocrite now! Because I made a sort've typo when I said I wouldn't see this in the theater. I meant I wouldn't PAY to see this in the theater. I thought from the context of the entire post I made that it would be clear what I meant, but that's what I get for assuming. From now on I will proof read all my posts with the knowledge that some people reading these threads are total dipshits, like yourself. I apologize for the mistake.

  • June 14, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST


    by Chris

    But seriously, way to jump all over someone. You should work for Fox News, man. You can make a career out of taking what people say out of context. Genius.

  • June 14, 2012, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Failed to nail the innocence

    by stephanie

    I like the actress, but c''re declaring that Gwen Stacy? I mean, I read those issues, too, Harry. This seems much more Mary Jane to me. I'm sorry, but the teasers kind of show a Gwen that seems like the darker and more sexual versions over at Marvel that I'm not fond of. I like the power of myth and her standing for this THING that is about really seeing someone, loving someone so well, that even death can't claim it, although we grieve its loss. It's like the Empire Strikes Back of Spider-Man! The spy digging deep to make it relevant but not really intriguing. I don't think of his origin story connected to his true parents, but rather, rooted in his grandparents, and I find this kind of disrespectful to the character, really, or undermining. If they want to try to remake him, fine, but if they think that is going to be a deeper root than who made him back-in-the-day, you're fooling yourselves. The only thing I like about these trailers are that they FINALLY let Peter be a wisecracker. Thank you, but it'd better be wittier than the knife joke.

  • June 14, 2012, 11:27 p.m. CST


    by Arcadian Del Sol

  • June 14, 2012, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Dear God, what are you getting at, Harry:

    by Jacob Underhill

    "But you take his face away, even if he didn't particularly look bad. His drawn self had loads of charisma. Parker's hangups were between his years and in his cobwebbed wallet."

  • And I like her, I'm not complaining about how she looks. She just doesn't look or sound young and innocent enough for the part, IMO.

  • June 15, 2012, 12:15 a.m. CST

    They Did Not "Nail" Gwen Stacy

    by THX1968

    All filmmakers bend long established details (of comics) to the scope of the narrative that they are trying to show us, but I can tell you that Gwen was never a science whiz, nor was she in Peter's high school. I'm rather certain he met her at Empire State U, where she was not a science whiz. Garfield is still terrible, and this still looks like ass.

  • June 15, 2012, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Since when does Emma Stone have a lisp?

    by Jaka

    No. It doesn't bother me.

  • June 15, 2012, 1:11 a.m. CST


    by Niaiserie

    More embarrassing then just being meaningless is that I bet Harry imagines he wrote something really poetic and meaningful there.

  • June 15, 2012, 1:36 a.m. CST

    They Nailed Nothing But HOT AIR

    by Grinning White Skull

    Gwen Stacy was a science geek in the comics? Captain Stacy was an ass to Spider-Man and to Peter and a wise-cracking cop in the comics? Peter was a poofy-haired, poodle-eyed emo-Twilight spaz in the comics? Conors was a surrogate father to Peter in the comics? Peter was some kind of experiment created by his real father in the comics? Spider-Man wore shoes with the costume that had little pansy silver trim in the comics? And the webbing on the costume looked like it was drawn for a grid with a ruler? And the mask's texture was like a basketball? The hype on this awful film is incredible along with the stench of the sweaty desperation from Sony.

  • There's just ONE legit review out right now, and it's a very well written, ruthless and yet very positive 4/5 review from a Belgian website posted last Wednesday. Their preview happened last Tuesday and they don't have embargos over there, so it makes sense that the reviews are starting to pop up. The reviewer had no qualms about pointing out what he didn't like it or what he really liked, saying that The Amazing Spider-Man is as good as The Avengers, if not better. There are spoilers in the review, that I have avoided, but here's what I've translated from it, with the help of Google translate: "Many people have read the comic books, even more people have seen the first Spider-Man trilogy and just about everyone knows the story of Peter Parker. But if this film isn't a breeze of fresh air, yet it comes from a innovative corner.Director Marc Webb ( 500 Days of Summer ) still managed a superb work with The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) to create a good balance between action and drama. Spider-Man = Amazing, surpasses easily the last Spider-Man film, and should certainly not be inferior to The Avengers (2012)." Here's the non-spoilerific bits, taken from some dude that translated on a forum: Okay non spoilerific stuff taken out of SHH: -It's better than Spidey 2, on par with The Avengers -Andrew Garfield is the perfect Peter Parker, he has the gift of creating emotions into the viewers, sadness, joy. He's funny, he has a dark side, but he's also fragile. A very complex character. -Stone is also the perfect Gwen Stacy, albeit her clothes are a bit strange (I think that's because it looks too comic-like) -There is a post-credit sequence. -The cinematography is great, with great angles during the whole movie, specially in the action scenes. There are three POV sequences, all of them are great. -Very clever writing and humor, with a lot of drama and dark moments -The aspect of the Lizard is disappointing. Although is better than the Green Goblin suit from the first movie, it's the weakest part of the movie. Not the character, he talks only about the CGI of the Lizard. -Another weak part is that it doesn't have too many moments where you get chills (he talks about Webb not being Nolan, and Horner not being Zimmer or Williams). I've actually managed to skip reading revise oilers from the review because I like to go watch my films without getting myself spoiled, so I've skipped reading the whole review, but I did read the last paragraph where he says: "But let me be clear, I have fully enjoyed it and maybe even a bit more than The Avengers . The pressure on the shoulders of Zack Snyder, the reboot of Superman in development, it must be immense too. The Avengers is the second comic book adaptation that makes an impression, and we will soon have The Dark Knight Rises presented. The Amazing Spider -Man is a hit and as the sequel to repair minor flaws I guarantee that all the flaws are something that could easily be overlooked. The film runs from July 4, 2012 in our rooms. Enjoy!" And here are some other reviews from the same website: - Avengers 4/5 - TDK 4/5 - Sherlock Holmes 2 a 3.5/5 - Dark Shadows 1.5/5 - TGWTDT 4/5 - John Carter a 2/5 - Never Let Me Go a 3.5/5 - Tintin 3.5/5 - The Smurfs 1.5/5 - Captain America 3.5 - MI4 a 4/5 - Cowboys and Aliens 1/5 - Green Lantern 2/5 Looks like they're pretty much in line with the general opinion. Tough graders too for some of the movies, I might add. Both the 4/5 movies here ended up around 90% in RT. I'd say that TASM getting a 4/5 from them it's quite a compliment. So that's the single one review. And then there's the overwhelming positive buzz from press screenings, with just Devin F and El Mayimbe saying bad things about the film from journalists, a hell of tweets praising the fuck out of the film and a Marvel marketing Russian employee saying that it was as bad as Green Lantern. Give me a fucking break, this is The Avengers all over again, but some people have decided to attack this film online because either they can't accept a new take on the Spider-Man mythos that mix the 616 and the Ultimate Universe and want the rights back with Marvel or because some certain fanbase is scared shitless that they'll face yet another The Avengers scenario before their precious film hits. This is comic book movie heaven for us geeks. People should be celebrating with very hot nerdy girls in the streets. I'll be at the opening midnight for The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises, regardless of what any review says to make my own mind over these films, but I can see The Amazing Spider-Man getting as much or at least similar praise than The Avengers did. I've been afraid about this film's qualities before, but after reading so many positive things, my expectations sky rocketed and I'm not afraid to fall anymore. Ready to be amazed for this, and can't wait to the reviews to start pour in and the haters will learn that yes, some people dislike the film, but it's overwhelmingly praised across the board. Just like The Avengers did one month ago and hopefully TDKR will follow suit.

  • June 15, 2012, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Glad they've done Lizard first, now then can...

    by workshed towards having a proper Hobgoblin movie in six years time. By then CGI should be good enough. Personally I just want a Dr.Strange movie with Bruce Campbell... which reminds me, I've got a date with a new season of Burn Notice.

  • I simply don't understand why people spend so much effort complaining about a film that they know nothing about, that also appears to be something they won't watch. If you are going to watch it, winding yourself up about it, putting it down and complaining about it at every opportunity only guarantees if you do see it, you'll watch it with a negative, bad attitude. You seem to be doing your best to guarantee you're going to hate it. What a waste of your time, and a waste of money!?! I love the character too. I was extremely disappointed with the last movie, but I guess I have a more apragmatic attitude. I love superhero movies on the whole, Spiderman is my favourite character, and I hope a reboot with a new team may well produce a better movie than Raimi's efforts! However, unlike yourself, because I know I'm interested in watching this film, I haven't seen any trailers, and have avoided images and clips from the movie, and am careful to avoid reading any spoilers. The first time I see Spiderman in action will be when I watch the movie. The first time I see Lizard will be when I see the film. I already know I'm interested in watching this and I'll watch the movie with an open mind. I hope I love it, but at worst I hope it's entertaining. If it's shit, I won't watch it again and will hope for a better sequel. I'd recommend you try and adopt a similar attitude. You'll find you wind yourself up less, have a more positive attitude towards movies, take them less seriously and will be less upset when they don't live up to expectations! Alternatively continue posting hatred and anger that is more likely to guarantee you end up hating the movie, wasting your money, and come back to post dozens of hatred filled messages on forums.

  • June 15, 2012, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Who wants this movie?

    by mike lafferty

    Seriously, Andrew Garfield is a fucking weasel and this movie is totally unnecessary.

  • June 15, 2012, 6:30 a.m. CST


    by Franck

    If some keep complaining, other merely voice their opinion, which is why this site exists. Personally it's not about an open mind, which I keep wide open against all odds at all times. It's just that every teaser, trailer, featurette, poster, interview and other exclusive peek that were thrown at me didn't feel right, didn't make me feel excited to go and see it. No Wow! factor, no interest for a story that has been told for generations, no angle that would feed my interest, no actors that, to me, fir the characters as I recall them from reading the comic books when I was younger, any which version of these. I am hating? No. Do I have anger? Yes, a bit, from the frustration of wanting to feel the obvious excitement of an iconic super-hero movie made with a big budget and that I should be dying to go and see at the first Midnight screening, and not feeling a bit interested. Will I go see it? I am not even sure, I probably can wait for VOD release, or I'll catch it if stumble upon it. An this is why it's sad: It's fucking SPIDERMAN, we should all be fucking excited since the first poster came out, we should count the days until opening day, make plans to get tickets and pin them to the office wall next to the desk, or in the bedroom for the younger generations. This is what movies are about, and this is what's not happening here.

  • I refuse to pay movie theater ticket price to see this!


  • June 15, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    I Can Not Wait....

    by ShakaLaka Lambo

    for this movie to come out and shut you haters up. Gwen (no MJ) , The Lizard (no Mighty Morphin Power Goblin, or TopherVenom), Mechanical Webshooters (cause Peter is really smart man), and speaking of smart, Spidey has his trademark wit and banter ready to go! the suit looks great! A hell of alot better than that crap Hathaway is wearing calling it Catwoman. Hey guys we get it, you don't like it, we understand nothing Garfield and Webb do will please you , ok we understand so please keep it to yourselves so real fans can discuss this , GOD I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE 3RD OF JULY!! GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!

  • June 15, 2012, 11:59 a.m. CST


    by Franck

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  • June 15, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST

    @ijacksparrow- actually, there's (sort of) more than one review...

    by Detached

    some who have seen the movie have given their opinions on twitter. there's not many, but they've all been very positive (at least that i've seen).

  • June 15, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST

    I'd like to see Mary Jane Watson nailing Gwen Stacy!

    by Mr. Pricklepants

  • June 15, 2012, 2:40 p.m. CST

    @detached - I'm aware of them, and I'm loving it.

    by Jack

    I've been following The Amazing Spider-Man's first impression buzz from the press screenings with attention, since this is my most anticipated film. And yes, they've been overwhelmingly positive, I've talked with some of them and others I've been following from way before The Avengers was released. There's this girl that I know that is a huge comic book buff and she loved the fuck out of The Avengers, so she never expected that this could be as good as that. She was in shock after she saw it and thought it was the best of all Spider-Man films and as good as The Avengers. I've talked with one of the reviewers that attended the press screening last friday and he also said that TASM is the best Spider-Man film ever made, but when asked by some guy how he would compare with The Avengers, he said that comparing TASM, TA and TDK is like trying to compare The Hangover, Breakfast Club and Shawshank Redemption, all great films, but vastly different. Really liked the way he answered that question. Here's some of this tweets that I'm talking about: @rickmarshall @ohheyitsgabe The origin in TASM wasn't changed any more than Raimi's films. Heck, in some ways, it's closer to comics (webshooters, etc). @rickmarshall @ohheyitsgabe It's basically a cross between USM and E-616 SM origins. I had no problem w/ it whatsoever. Loved the film. @rickmarshall @KyleAMaynard @iJackSparrow The origin complaint is weird. TASM isn't any less loyal to comics than Nolan's Batman or Raimi's Spidey. I was excited to read the reviewer dismissing some odd rumors coming from the SHH camp saying that this is Green Lantern bad. The trailers alone for this film are leagues and bounds better than that turd, and I have mad respect and trust for the director and cast of TASM. I feel that regardless how much I love the first two Spider-Man films, Marc Webb and crew nailed the pun intended ultimate and definitive version of Spider-Man in film. I'm excited as fuck for this and I find it funny that the Nolanites are trying so damn hard to take down this. It didn't work with The Avengers last time, did it? All the three films can coexist and be brilliant at the same time, folks. July will be brilliant, and Spider-Man is finally having an adaptation that shows how much passionate for the source material it is. The trailers and the 6-minute preview that I saw on a IMAX 3D screening are the best shit that I've ever saw in 3D. This everything to become one of my favorite films of the year, if not the favorite. It feels good to be alive to witness these films hitting the theaters.

  • STFU Nolanites. Let's just hope that TDKR is as good as how TASM is shaping up to be.

  • June 15, 2012, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Just got the first sense that its gonna be good

    by Jackson

    I was always unsure about this movie but now Im excited for it

  • June 15, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    I can't objectivitly listen to Harry's opinion on Spiderman

    by rakesh patel

    I still remember the spiderman 3 review I get it, he loves spidey, but i think that clouds his judgement. And yeah, lizard needs a fucking lab coat!

  • June 15, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST


    by Franck

    The excessively positive comments you write of a movie you haven't even seen are just as irrelevant as the haters or Nolanites comments you are addressing. If you are not a plant, you definitely read like one. If you are a Spider-Man fan, there is no way in hell you could be so overwhelmingly positive based on a few tweets and reviews, most of them also reading like plant material. I love Spider-Man, but I know some die-hard fans from three generations that are true devotees, obsessed with the character, and none of them share your enthusiasm. And the more I read excessively enthousiastic comments mixed with obvious plants nonsense, the more I think this movie is a disaster.

  • June 15, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST


    by Jack

    I am a huge comic book fan. I've been my entire life. I've seen a lot of comic book films, but I never see anything like what this year has presented. It's not 'just' about The Amazing Spider-Man. It's about everything. The Avengers is my favorite comic book film of all time, and I've been caught guilty as charged defending that film relentlessly. Is that a crime? Or excitement is worse than irrational negativity? I'm not the only one excited by the perspective of a Spider-Man film better than all the others, and I full I've very valid reasons to be excited like I am. I wish I could get paid for all the love I have for these characters, but then I'd have to be in the payroll not only from Disney and Sony, but Warner Bros as well, because after I've seen TASM , I'll start changing gears and once again focus my excitement over the last chapter of Batman's series. I'm just a huge comic book fan that is excited as hell to see something that looks quite brilliant from what I've seen so far. What's the hard concept to grasp here?

  • June 15, 2012, 5:18 p.m. CST

    irrational negativity....

    by darthSaul666

    It should be said that some the early hate for this flick is not entirely irrational.. Considering the Star Wars:Spilter of the Mind's Eye type back up sequel script, the 1/3 to 1/4 of any of the previous films budget, a director who made only 1 rom com previously, open admitions to not following the comic book, and a producer who on occiassion has said just about anything to get some buzz, there is a lot for one to get negative about. Yes I'm not particularily looking to forward to this and I'm not filtering out the spoilers I'm finding on this flick either. If any of the ones I've found turn out to be true some of you apologists will be in for a very bumpy ride from those who've been trolled for a having a negative opinion...

  • June 15, 2012, 7:14 p.m. CST

    flynn-lives, read this...

    by HanYoYo

    Look I understand where you're coming from when you say you're underwhelmed and concerned about how this movie will turn out. Sure, we all have reservations about films. But my point was... what's the point of working yourself into anger or upset about a movie you really know nothing about!?! Sure, we can sometimes gauge how good or bad a movie is from the trailer, but we can't guarantee we know how bad a film is from it. If we could, none of us would see a bad movie again. We'd watch the trailer and know whether we should watch it. The fact is the trailer cannot tell us how much we'll enjoy a film. As that's the case, what is the point of deciding the quality of a film based on a trailer? You appear to believe the movie will be shit. If you genuinely think that, stay away and save yourself the upset. Personally I think you're unsure, you don't like the trailers, but desperately hope it's going to be entertaining. As that's the case, stop saying bad things about it, stop watching any more trailers, and go watch the film and see how you feel. If you're going to go into the movie disliking it, you're going to come out of it with the same attitude. Think nothing, say no more, and go see it with an open mind. Otherwise, watching it will only be an annoying delay between you leaving another nasty message about it.

  • June 16, 2012, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Way better that Spidey 1 and espcially 3

    by txtone04

    Cmon...most of the characters in the last 3 movies were WAYYYYY off. The 2nd was the only good movie. 1 was too much like a power rangers movie. 3 was unwatchable...Dark Peter was goooofy and uncool. I welcome the change

  • June 16, 2012, 5:26 a.m. CST


    by Franck

    You sound like a true fan. Excitement and Negativity about a movie none have seen are both irrational, nor can anyone be blamed for either because subjectivity and opinion are many and far apart. In the end it's a matter of gut feeling, and healthy debating is always good. I despise both pure hate or unconditional positiveness, then again we are all different. I hope for you it will be good, and I'll have a pleasant surprise if it surpasses my (low) expectations. Until then..

  • June 16, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST


    by Franck

    The soul of this site is exactly at the polar opposite of what you preach: It's about smart writers, dumb trolls, plants, geeks, debates, retarded comments and incredibly smart inputs, but mostly about writing WHAT WE THINK,WHEN WE DO. And it's absolutely about making asumptions on trailers, featurettes, posters, hey even on some unauthorized cell phone set images where a Star Trek fan can comment about the wrong size of Spock's right ear lobe from a blurry picture. So if you expect me or anyone to refrain from negative or frustrated comments about TASM, you are on the wrong site. You're better off creating the and see what happens. Let's wait for July 4th and see what happens...